With too much material to fit into a 141-minute movie, there are times when the approach feels superficial.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Vin Diesel, Kristofer Hivju, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Scott Eastwood, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Helen Mirren
“Dumbing down” was coined for productions like this: big, splashy, testosterone-fueled monstrosities.
Visually compelling but tone deaf.
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Features some nice performances and contains some strong material but, as a whole, the movie is too slow and too long to really work.
Another in a long line of movie adaptations of revered novels that lose something significant in their translation from page to screen.